No, he wasn’t running. But his lieutenant governor – an anti-death penalty Democrat – was. And he won.
So Warner now moves to the top of the 2008 White House speculation list. He’s smart, articulate, rich and has a proven record in business and as Governor.
But don’t get carried away about Democrats winning two Governor’s races in a row in Virginia. Democrats have won four in row in North Carolina – and none by as close a margin as the Virginia election.